Deciding Whether to Stay Or Sell

Deciding whether to stay in your current home or look for a new one is tough. So tough in fact, that there is a reality TV show about it!

If you’re struggling to make that decision, here are some tips that can help:

  • Find out the current market value of your home.(This is not something you can really accomplish online. Auto-valuation tools are often inaccurate) This will give you a clear idea of how much your property is likely to sell for in today’s market.Be forewarned. Nobody has a crystal ball.
  • Find out how much you can afford to invest in a new home. This is calculated, in part, by how much of a mortgage you qualify to receive.
  • Determine whether your current home still suits your needs. Do you need to move up to a larger place? Downsize to a smaller property?
  • Figure out whether this is the right time to move to a neighborhood that you’ve always dreamed of living in.
  • Assess whether your neighborhood has changed in a way that you don’t like.
  • Decide whether you are still happy where you live. Is it time for a change?
  • If you did that "spruce-up" for putting your home on the market, would you fall in love with it all over again???


Your REALTOR® can help you answer these questions and provide the information you need to make the right decision. If you are not working with anyone, I'd like that job! :). If staying put is the best thing for you, then I will NEVER push you to sell.